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Group urges patience during wildfire recovery

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WINTHROP — While a federal team prepares to analyze the immediate issues posed by the Carlton Complex fires, a nonprofit conservation group based in Winthrop says — except for the loss of homes — the long-term effect of the fire on the environment will be beneficial.

“This was an incredibly disastrous situation for the people who live here. It’s been very tragic,” said Peter Morrison, founding director of the Pacific Biodiversity Institute in Winthrop. “A lot of people are despairing that they’ve lost the beautiful Methow Valley that they knew — that they came here for or that they grew up with. But the reality is, this environment is a fire-adapted environment. There always have been fires here and always will be, and often big ones,” he said.

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